garage fire

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials say a fire in a Marquette garage was likely caused by a chemical used to extract THC from marijuana plants.

The Marquette Police Department says 24-year-old Jacob Thompson, 24, suffered burns to his face, chest and neck in the Tuesday night fire on Summit Street. Officers believe he was using a flammable agent to extract THC, which caused a flash fire.

Thompson was taken to UPHS-Marquette and later transferred to U of M Hospital for severe burns.

Police say they found marijuana wax and oil at the scene.

MARQUETTE, MI--   One person was injured in a garage fire in Marquette Tuesday.

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Four structures in Wells Township were damaged by fire Sunday.

Escanaba Public Safety was notified around 11:10 a.m. of a garage fire on 18th Road. The garage was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and a small nearby shed had also caught on fire. A large barn just to the northwest of the garage was ignited, and a short time later high winds blew hot embers to a small garage further north, setting it on fire.

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A garage in Wells Township has been destroyed by fire.

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety responded Saturday around 11:10 p.m. to a residence on North 2nd Street and found the garage fully engulfed.

The garage and its contents are a total loss. The adjacent house sustained minor damage to its exterior, as did two vehicles parked close to the garage.

Officers were at the scene for about 2.5 hours. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   Fire has damaged an Iron Mountain residence. 

The city fire department was sent to the 900 block of 6th Street Tuesday just after 8 p.m. and found the attached garage fully engulfed. Heavy smoke filled the home and attic space.

The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes, but the house—especially the attic—suffered smoke and water damage.

All three occupants were able to get out of the house without injury.

Firefighters were on the scene until about 1 a.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety extinguished a garage fire in the city early Monday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched around 1:15 a.m. to a residence on the 5000 block of 18th Road and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the detached garage. Officers quickly knocked down the fire.

They also put out a small grass fire near the garage. Officers were on the scene for about an hour and a half, putting out hot spots.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

MANISTIQUE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Fire destroyed a Manistique Township garage Saturday morning. 

WLUC-TV says firefighters from Manistique Public Safety and the Doyle and Hiawatha Township Volunteer Fire Departments were called around 7 a.m. to 1313 North Scharstrom Road and found a two-stall garage on fire. 

The residence, which was very close to the garage, suffered only minor heat damage on its siding.

Neither the homeowners nor the firefighters were injured.  The garage, which contained a vehicle, a snowmobile, a 4-wheeler and other items, was a total loss.

ESCANABA, MI--   Fire has damaged property in Escanaba. 

Public Safety officers were called Saturday around 2:30 p.m. to 1618 Stephenson Avenue and found smoke and flames coming from a garage near the house. 

The garage, a metal carport connecting the house and garage, and their contents were a total loss.  Also damaged were a storage shed, two ice shacks, the back entryway of the house, and the south side of the neighboring house.

Officers say high winds spread the fire quickly.  Neither the residents nor the firefighters were injured.

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI--   It took three fire departments to put out a garage fire in Sands Township Monday.

The fire was reported around noon on the 600 block of Miller Road.  The Sands Township, Chocolay

Township, and Forsyth Township Fire Departments responded and found the garage engulfed. 

Officials say the fire was extinguished by 12:45. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from the nearby house, but a car inside the structure was damaged. 

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   Fire has damaged the garage of a Marquette residence.  

City firefighters were called to 337 Fisher Street and found smoke coming out of the garage eaves, window, and door openings.  Officials say fire was visible on a wall and the ceiling. 

The fire was extinguished within five minutes of the firefighters’ arrival. 

Structural damage was light, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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